WELCOME The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society was founded by Walt Robertson and friends in 1953 in the University District of Seattle. The Society is devoted to the understanding and development of the folklore of this area. Collection, study, preservation, publication, and performance are all aspects of the Society’s activities. The people of the Pacific Northwest are heir to a rich heritage of legend, song, dance, and other forms of lore. This study greatly aids the understanding not only of ourselves, but of our forebears and the land from which they sprung.
The NW HOOT The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society’s e-zine the NW HOOT (as in hootenanny) announces upcoming events and includes articles on folk music, folklore and the traditional music scene in the Pacific Northwest.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SONGS – A project to collect and present songs that relate to the history, people, and places of the Pacific Northwest.
COFFEEHOUSE CONCERTS We produce monthly concerts every 2nd Friday at Couth Buzzard Books. Here are Past Performances. At right, a concert with Claudia Schmidt at the Couth. Seattle Coffeehouse Live! – a virtual CD of performers recorded at the Wayward Coffeehouse (and a few at the Couth Buzzard) in 2009-2010.
MUSIC from the PNW